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I’m an author, amateur falconer, book reviewer, and blogger, with a passion for books. This passion only grew when I started my first job, working at the local libraries.

Originally born in England during the mid-70s, I trained to become a computer engineer but discovered that I hated the work. So, when I moved to Alaska in 2005, to marry Sandi, I joined the retail service and haven’t looked back.

Ever since I was a child, I've had a passion for books, and now that I'm a writer I've discovered that I also love helping other writers reach potential readers. To that end, I joined the team for the B2BCyCon (later OWSCyCon), to bring readers a yearly online event where we showcase writers and their works across multiple genres. In 2018, I started to record StoryTime snippets for these events, and since 2019 I've been making those audio recordings available here.

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  • StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - The Specter
    StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - The Specter The Specter by Tam May * Recorded by Virginia Carraway Stark * Edited by Timothy Bateson for the #OWSCyCon2019 "Story Time" feature * This excerpt used and recorded with the author's permission as part of the book promotion events of #OWSCyCon2019. About The Book: To what lengths will one go to exorcise a specter? One rainy morning in 1892, people gather to mourn the death of San Francisco socialite Penelope Alderdice. Among them is a strange little woman named Bertha Ross, who claims to have known “Grace” in the 1850’s in the small town of Waxwood. But Penelope’s granddaughter, Vivian, has never heard of Grace or Waxwood. Bertha reveals surprising details about Grace’s life in Waxwood, including a love affair with Evan, an artist and member of Brandywine, Waxwood’s art colony.Vivian’s mother, Larissa, insists Bertha is an imposter who has come not to mourn a woman she knew in her youth but to stir up trouble.  Vivian, however, suspects the key to her grandmother’s life and her own lies in Waxwood. She journeys to Brandywine where she meets Verina Jones, Evan’s niece, and discovers a packet of letters her grandmother wrote forty years ago about her time in Waxwood. As Vivian confronts the specter that holds the truth to secrets buried in the family consciousness, she examines her grandmother’s life as a mid-19th century debutante and her own as a Gilded Age belle. Will she find her way out into the world as an autonomous being, or will she be haunted by the specter of her grandmother’s unhappiness all her life? If this sample has piqued your interest in reading the rest of the story, you can get your copy https://amzn.to/2J40pPV You can also learn more about the book-related fun of OWSCyCon2019 at http://owscycon.ourwriteside.com Uncover the Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi writings of Timothy Bateson at http://timothybatesonauthor.com
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  • StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - Dancing With Fate
    StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - Dancing With Fate Dancing With Fate by Hywela Lyn * Recorded by P.J. MacLayne * Edited by Timothy Bateson for the #OWSCyCon2019 "Story Time" feature * This excerpt used and recorded with the author's permission as part of the book promotion events of #OWSCyCon2019. About The Book: When Terpsichore, the Greek Muse of Dance, is assigned to revisit 5th Century Wales, and help the people regain their love of dancing, her task seems simple enough. She is unaware there is a hidden agenda. Before she can return to Olympus her path crosses that of the mysterious Myrddin, and her heart is lost. But Myrddin is promised to another. His mind is set on the dangerous task that lies before him, and the woman he has sworn to save. Nevertheless, he cannot deny the growing attraction between him and the beautiful stranger he meets along the way. Terpsichore and Myrddin face a deadly force that threatens to part them forever. Is she destined to lose the only man she has ever truly loved? Is there nothing she can do to save him? Finally, when all seems lost, in desperation she finds herself DANCING WITH FATE. If this sample has piqued your interest in reading the rest of the story, you can get your copy https://amzn.to/2RBPHT5 You can also learn more about the book-related fun of OWSCyCon2019 at http://owscycon.ourwriteside.com Uncover the Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi writings of Timothy Bateson at http://timothybatesonauthor.com
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  • StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - Girl of Glass
    StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - Girl of Glass Girl of Glass by Megan O'Russell * Recorded by Virginia Carraway Stark * Edited by Timothy Bateson for the #OWSCyCon2019 "Story Time" feature * This excerpt used and recorded with the author's permission as part of the book promotion events of #OWSCyCon2019. About The Book: Two worlds. One glass wall. No turning back. The human race has been divided. The chosen few live in the safety of the domes, watching through their glass walls as those left on the outside suffer and die. But desperation has brought invention. New drugs have the ability to alter humans, giving them the strength to roam the poisoned night unafraid—but survival comes at a terrible price. Seventeen-year-old Nola Kent has spent her life in the domes, training to protect her little piece of the world within the glass. The mission of the domes is to preserve the human race, not to help the sick and starving. When the fate of an outsider child falls into her hands, Nola dares to venture beyond the security of her home, diving into a world of darkness and vampires. Life within the glass didn’t prepare her for the realities of suffering or the depth of forbidden love. When blood washes over the domes, Nola must choose between her home and her heart. If this sample has piqued your interest in reading the rest of the story, you can get your copy https://amzn.to/2XBW1j1 You can also learn more about the book-related fun of OWSCyCon2019 at http://owscycon.ourwriteside.com Uncover the Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi writings of Timothy Bateson at http://timothybatesonauthor.com
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  • StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - A Lady Lost
    StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - A Lady Lost A Lady Lost (Working Title) by Renee Gallant * Recorded by P.J. MacLayne * Edited by Timothy Bateson for the #OWSCyCon2019 "Story Time" feature * This excerpt used and recorded with the author's permission as part of the book promotion events of #OWSCyCon2019. If this sample has piqued your interest in reading the rest of the story, get updates from the author at: http://www.reneegallant.com/ You can also learn more about the book-related fun of OWSCyCon2019 at http://owscycon.ourwriteside.com Uncover the Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi writings of Timothy Bateson at http://timothybatesonauthor.com
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  • StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - Shadows Of Night
    StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - Shadows Of Night Shadows of Night by Barabara White * Recorded by Virginia Carraway Stark * Edited by Timothy Bateson for the #OWSCyCon2019 "Story Time" feature * This excerpt used and recorded with the author's permission as part of the book promotion events of #OWSCyCon2019. About The Book: The Shadow Lords will return. Sarah and David were orphaned at 2 yrs old on the same day when both Sarah's parents and David's parents died in a mysterious plane crash. Placed in an orphanage where they have lived a basically normal life for 12 years together, their lives are about to be suddenly and drastically changed when a confrontation with a school bully causes a frightening change in Sarah. Transforming, out of rage, into a creature with blue skin, talons and wings begins both of their journey into a secret, fascinating world of winged people where magic is normal and myth is real...but even in this wondrous new world there are prophecies of a returning ancient evil. The Shadow Lords, whose dark magic and lust for power, can only be brought back by the blood magic of one particular pair. With the help of the Black Riders, whose goals are to free the Shadow Lords and their dark magic into the world, the prophecies are in danger of being fulfilled when it is found that it is Sarah and David's blood they seek. Thrown into a world where their blood is sought out for evil, there is still hope, as they are also the ones with the potential to destroy the Shadow Lords but first they must learn their own talents, magical strengths and power and they must join with five companions of their own kind before the Shadow Lords are released. They all must learn enough to lead the war against the Shadow Lords, Black Riders and their followers. Will they have the time, the skill, the strength, the power and the love to save them all? If this sample has piqued your interest in reading the rest of the story, you can get your copy https://amzn.to/2XD0DoW You can also learn more about the book-related fun of OWSCyCon2019 at http://owscycon.ourwriteside.com Uncover the Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi writings of Timothy Bateson at http://timothybatesonauthor.com
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  • StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - The Real You
    StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - The Real You The Real You by RM Alexander * Recorded by Virginia Carraway Stark * Edited by Timothy Bateson for the #OWSCyCon2019 "Story Time" feature * This excerpt used and recorded with the author's permission as part of the book promotion events of #OWSCyCon2019. About The Book: TOP TEN FINALIST FOR THE PRESTIGIOUS 2018 AUTHOR ACADEMY AWARD Reeling from a nasty divorce, Paige Reed wants to move forward, and leave the past where it belongs - behind her. A spontaneous decision leads her to a location set for a movie where she meets sexy Hollywood insider, Kellen Richards. Kellen's southern charm sweeps Paige off her feet, despite the hungry paparazzi watching in the background. But when a tragedy proves to be anything but accidental, he vows to protect Paige with every resource at his beck and call. While Paige fights to find her place in his world, Kellen must engage in a lethal game of chess, their lives and blossoming love at stake. If this sample has piqued your interest in reading the rest of the story, you can get your copy https://amzn.to/2X4dFwq You can also learn more about the book-related fun of OWSCyCon2019 at http://owscycon.ourwriteside.com Uncover the Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi writings of Timothy Bateson at http://timothybatesonauthor.com
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  • StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - Grigory's Gadget
    StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - Grigory's Gadget Grigory's Gadget by E. A. Hennessy * Recorded by Virginia Carraway Stark * Edited by Timothy Bateson for the #OWSCyCon2019 "Story Time" feature * This excerpt used and recorded with the author's permission as part of the book promotion events of #OWSCyCon2019. About The Book: Lodninsk, Morozhia is a frozen, industrial wasteland. Isolated by steep mountains and ruled by an authoritarian government, it isn’t anyone’s idea of home-sweet-home. Zoya and her friends Demyan, Lilia, Anya, and Nikolai decide to leave their freezing home to start a new life. They set their sights on the tropical paradise of Mirgorod, Vernulaia, where they can study at its prestigious university while taking in the sun and sand…but nothing ever goes so smoothly. When pirates attack their passenger ship, the friends are shanghaied and forced to be part of their crew. What’s more, the pirates have a particular interest in Zoya’s family heirloom: a small gadget of compacted wires and gears. Unsure what power the gadget holds, Zoya knows she must protect it with her life. Trapped with pirates, caught in the struggle for the mysterious gadget, will Zoya and her friends be able to make it safely to their new home? If this sample has piqued your interest in reading the rest of the story, you can get your copy https://amzn.to/2Y9theE You can also learn more about the book-related fun of OWSCyCon2019 at http://owscycon.ourwriteside.com Uncover the Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi writings of Timothy Bateson at http://timothybatesonauthor.com
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  • StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - Fluffy's Revolution
    StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - Fluffy's Revolution Fluffy's Revolution by Ted Myers * Recorded by Virginia Carraway Stark * Edited by Timothy Bateson for the #OWSCyCon2019 "Story Time" feature * This excerpt used and recorded with the author's permission as part of the book promotion events of #OWSCyCon2019. About The Book: “Brisk sci-fi futurism with a feline star and a positive outlook.” –KIRKUS REVIEWS The fate of the world rests on the haunches of one small cat. It’s 2135. Fluffy is a super-intelligent GAB (Genetically Altered Brain) cat. Like many dogs, cats, mice, and the occasional pig, her brain is the product of genetic tinkering by humans that started more than a century ago. With their powers of telekinesis, the animals can manipulate physical objects without being able to grasp them. They can speak to each other telepathically without audible voices. Now, people have begun to fear them and to systematically capture and exterminate them. Fluffy leaves the safety of her home to look for her lost brother and joins a band of animal revolutionaries. After a series of brushes with death, Fluffy and her friends find a secret university for GAB animals. There, they work with enlightened humans to save Earth from certain destruction. If this sample has piqued your interest in reading the rest of the story, you can get your copy https://amzn.to/2X6cv3q You can also learn more about the book-related fun of OWSCyCon2019 at http://owscycon.ourwriteside.com Uncover the Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi writings of Timothy Bateson at http://timothybatesonauthor.com
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  • StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - The Purple Door District
    StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - The Purple Door District The Purple Door District by Erin Casey * Recorded & Edited by Timothy Bateson for the #OWSCyCon2019 "Story Time" feature * This excerpt used and recorded with the author's permission as part of the book promotion events of #OWSCyCon2019. About The Book: Bianca was supposed to attend art school in Chicago, not run for her life from Hunters. The only chance she has to survive is to find The Purple Door District, a safe haven for a parahuman like herself. When she stumbles upon a magus named Gladus and a fellow avian named Carlos, she thinks she's found safety. But the Hunters are relentless, as is the dark force driving them. Vampire, werewolf, avian, magus It's up to the parahumans of the Purple Door District of Chicago to put their differences aside to save Bianca and stop a dark threat from destroying their peaceful community. If this sample has piqued your interest in reading the rest of the story, you can get your copy https://amzn.to/2WzybQn You can also learn more about the book-related fun of OWSCyCon2019 at http://owscycon.ourwriteside.com Uncover the Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi writings of Timothy Bateson at http://timothybatesonauthor.com
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  • StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - Immortal Kiss
    StoryTime - OWSCyCon2019 - Immortal Kiss Immortal Kiss by Laura Daleo * Recorded & Edited by Timothy Bateson for the #OWSCyCon2019 "Story Time" feature * This excerpt used and recorded with the author's permission as part of the book promotion events of #OWSCyCon2019. About The Book: Centuries ago ten powerful vampire gods first walked the earth; their blood thirst knew no boundaries. The destruction of mankind was inevitable. Recognizing their weakness, they selected twelve wise human beings to transform with their godly blood. These twelve, known as The Old Ones and The Council, govern The Ten. A blood lottery appeasing The Ten’s hunger was set forth into the human world and passed down every fifth generation, continuing into the present day. All of Beth Ryan’s life a mysterious mist has watched over her; a mist she believed to be a vampire. On a cold winter night, Philippe Delon, a 700-year-old vampire walks into Beth’s life. She is drawn to him, certain he is the vampire behind the mist...but is he? Beth and Philippe cannot deny their love for each other, nor do they try to fight it. Within days of their encounter, Beth accepts Philippe’s invitation to move into his mansion. The mansion unlocks the door to the vampire world and exposes secrets from Beth’s past. Within its walls, she learns the true identity of the mist, her link to the blood lottery, and betrayal of her loved ones. Surrounded by lies, Beth stands before The Council begging for resolution. If this sample has piqued your interest in reading the rest of the story, you can get your copy https://amzn.to/2XFleWJ You can also learn more about the book-related fun of OWSCyCon2019 at http://owscycon.ourwriteside.com Uncover the Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi writings of Timothy Bateson at http://timothybatesonauthor.com
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